The Best Episodes Directed by Akitaroh Daichi

A Girl Admiring the Sunset

#1 - A Girl Admiring the Sunset

Now and Then, Here and There Season 1 - Episode 1

Happy-go-lucky boy Shu encounters a mysterious girl, and is drawn into time warp that thrusts him into a hellish future.

star 9.15
41 votes
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A Rice Ball in a Fruits Basket

#2 - A Rice Ball in a Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 5

Things are going great at Shigure's house. Just when Tohru feels the days will always be like this, she gets a call from her grandpa. His house is finished, so Tohru can move back with him.

star 8.14
77 votes
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Invincible Friendship?

#3 - Invincible Friendship?

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 6

Tohru is back living with the Sohmas. Tohru's friends just get wind of it and decide to see if the Sohmas are taking good care of Tohru. Will they be able to keep the Sohma family curse under wraps while Uo and Hana stay over?

star 8.05
76 votes
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Here Comes Kagura!

#4 - Here Comes Kagura!

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 4

Someone visits Shigure's house. It's Kagura who has brought a lot of commotion into the Sohma residence. Can Tohru and Kagura become friends or will they be bitter rivals?

star 8.04
82 votes
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A Plum on the Back

#5 - A Plum on the Back

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 7

It's the cultural festival, and Tohru's class is doing a hit or miss rice ball stand. Yuki is given a special outfit to wear during the festival, which brings in lots of customers. We get to meet Momiji and Hatori, two more Sohma family members! Could they be members of the zodiac as well?

star 8.01
74 votes
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The Strangest Day

#6 - The Strangest Day

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 1

Losing Tohru Honda's mother was hard enough, but living in a tent, now that's just crazy! One day, leaving for school, Tohru happens to stumble to the prince of her high school 'Yuki Sohma' at his house. As Yuki and his cousin Shigure finds out that Tohru been living in a tent, Yuki and Shigure lets Tohru live with them as their housekeeper. Trouble starts as soon as Kyo, another member of the Sohma family, messes up Tohru's new room causing her to lose her balance. Grabbing onto the Sohma family for support, they all turn into animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

star 7.86
128 votes
Don't Cry, For the Snow will Surely Melt

#7 - Don't Cry, For the Snow will Surely Melt

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 8

Tohru visits the main Sohma residence for the first time. After the warning Yuki gave her at the festival, she's a bit nervous to talk to Hatori, one of the senior family members. Why is Hatori so insistent that Tohru leave the Sohma family alone?

star 7.80
73 votes
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A New School Term Starts!

#8 - A New School Term Starts!

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 13

Tohru's second year at high school begins, and Yuki is helping out with orientation. It turns out some of the younger Sohmas are entering the same high school. Hatsuharu gets in a conflict with the class president, but a deeper situation occurs when one of the Sohmas unexpectedly shows up and confronts Tohru!

star 7.74
45 votes
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True Form

#9 - True Form

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 25

Kyo's shocking transformation into his true form is finally complete! Unfortunately for Tohru, she witnesses the entire spectacle leaving her disoriented and confused. Kagura comes up with the family's last hope to save him…whether Tohru likes it or not!

star 7.67
46 votes
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The Adult's Episode - Ayame's a Messed Up Snake!

#10 - The Adult's Episode - Ayame's a Messed Up Snake!

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 14

Tohru and Yuki are tending the vegetable garden, when Tohru finds a set of clothes lying on the ground. Could this be a new Sohma? According to the title, it is! Not only is the new Sohma awfully friendly, it has a few surprising secrets to reveal about its relationship to Yuki and the others.

star 7.67
46 votes
The Curse of the Cat

#11 - The Curse of the Cat

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 24

It's a rainy day. Tohru and Yuki don't mind much, but Kyo is in down spirits. Things just keep getting worse for Kyo. Kagura makes a surprise visit. We learn why Kagura loves Kyo so much. Kyo's teacher, Kazuma Sohma, also makes a visit. Kazuma seems to have a reason for his visit, but could it break the wonderful world that Tohru lives in?

star 7.65
41 votes
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The Strongest Tag - The Cursed Electric Wave Brother and Sister

#12 - The Strongest Tag - The Cursed Electric Wave Brother and Sister

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 18

The Prince Yuki Fan Club takes center stage in this episode, where they plot to break up the friendship between Tohru and Yuki. They use a school newspaper interview visit to Saki Hanajima's house to search for Hana's weaknesses. But even with their trusty camcorder, the fan club is in for some freaky and some normal surprises as they tour Hana's home.

star 7.64
43 votes
There Are No Memories It's OK to Forget

#13 - There Are No Memories It's OK to Forget

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 15

It's been a year since Tohru's mom passed away, and the gang visits her grave. Uo and Hana speculate on whom Tohru will fall in love with. Then Tohru discovers Momiji in the building she works in. What is he doing there? And where are Momiji's parents?

star 7.57
42 votes
It's Because I've Been Loved That I've Become Stronger

#14 - It's Because I've Been Loved That I've Become Stronger

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 17

Hatsuharu introduces a new Sohma to Tohru. It's a tiger cub named Kisa! But when Tohru reaches out to her, Kisa bites her! Can Tohru befriend this wild yet timid girl?

star 7.54
44 votes
Let's Go Home

#15 - Let's Go Home

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 26

Tohru pushes her relationships with the Sohmas to the limit as she tries to reach out to Kyo in love, which proves to be troublesome since Kyo is in his wild monster cat form. And if that wasn’t enough, she confronts Akito to tell him how she feels about all the abuse. Akito isn’t pleased with any of her interactions, and feels like it’s time for Tohru’s memories to be erased once and for all. Friendships will be tested in the exciting finale to the TV series.

star 7.51
45 votes
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If We've Three Then We Don't Need To Fear Jason

#16 - If We've Three Then We Don't Need To Fear Jason

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 16

Shigure invites Tohru and the Sohmas out to a lake in the woods, where not only will they have to contend with Jason, but some other surprises. Also, Tohru worries that Kyo and Yuki don't seem to be their usual selves.

star 7.49
43 votes
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All Shapes and Sizes

#17 - All Shapes and Sizes

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 3

At school, Tohru walks in on Kyo and Yuki fighting. When she tries to stop them she runs into Kyo and he transforms. Kyo gets angry and calls her a stupid girl which makes Tohru think he hates her. Feeling guilty, he decides to pick Tohru up from her job and apologizes in his own way. The next day, on her way home from work, Tohru meets up with Yuki, and they walk home together. After accidentally transforming, Yuki tells Tohru about how he wants to live a normal life.

star 7.45
80 votes
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The Source Of Cheer Can Be Affected By Colds, Too!

#18 - The Source Of Cheer Can Be Affected By Colds, Too!

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 19

Tohru fails one of her midterms and now has just one chance to retake it, and with just a few days before the make-up exam, she is coming down with a cold. What will the gang do now?

star 7.42
41 votes
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Ayame's Secret Life

#19 - Ayame's Secret Life

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 20

Yuki and Tohru visit Ayame's dress shop. Ayame's assistant Mine Kurame, has grander ideas. Could there be some cosplaying involved? And what is "The Thing"?

star 7.36
43 votes
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Sophist Boy Has Captured The Prince

#20 - Sophist Boy Has Captured The Prince

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 21

Someone steals Tohru's purse, and it looks like another zodiac member. He's Hiro Sohma and he's very jealous of Tohru and Kisa.

star 7.34
45 votes
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Everybody Loves Chocolate

#21 - Everybody Loves Chocolate

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 11

It's Valentine's Day, and Tohru has given all the Sohma's chocolates. But it seems that after finals, she's also working harder than ever earning money. Could something be the matter?

star 7.33
47 votes
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Make It Clear If It's Black or White

#22 - Make It Clear If It's Black or White

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 10

Tohru's class goes on an endurance run. In the middle of the run, a white-haired boy, not much younger than Yuki, interrupts and challenges Kyo to a fight. The boy is also a member of the Sohma clan. As they fight, Yuki feels faint. What will Tohru do now? And which zodiac member is this boy?

star 7.14
47 votes